Winter Experiments

Hail! Hail! The Gang&#39s All Here

Sometimes the sky rains solids. How powerful is your average hailstorm? Try "Hail! Hail! The Gang's All Here" to find out if the hail in your area even makes a dent.

Hail! Hail! The Gang's All Here!

What You'll Need:

Large plastic bowls
Gravel or sand
Aluminum foil
Plastic wrap
Wax paper
Large rubber bands

The next time you anticipate a hailstorm, half-fill three large, plastic bowls with sand.

Then cover the top of the bowls, one with foil, one with plastic wrap, one with wax paper. Use rubber bands to hold the paper in place.

Set the bowls in the open space, where the hail will strike often.

Once the storm is over, examine the different bowls. What happened to the foil? The plastic wrap? The wax paper? Explore the impact of hail firsthand.


Hail! Hail! The Gang's All Here by Maria Birmingham, Karen E. Bledsoe, Kelly Milner Halls

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